Monday, July 14, 2014

Sheet Metal Union Resolves Race-Based Discharge from Apprenticeship Program with EEOC

Press Release
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
July 14, 2014

Local 24 Discharged Black Apprentice Due to Race Despite Long-Standing Ruling on Prior Discriminatory Acts, Federal Agency Charged

NEW YORK - The apprenticeship school affiliated with a New Jersey construction trade union will pay $34,500 and provide substantial remedial relief to settle a discrimination claim by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of Sheet Metal Workers Local 25 discharged a black apprentice becasue of his race just two weeks before he was to graduate from the four year apprenticeship program.

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